New Waze Feature Lets You Use Your Voice to Get Directions


Waze is making it a lot safer to get where you're going. The navigation app announced its "biggest update ever," which includes three new features: a motorcycle vehicle type option, which directs users to roads optimized for motorcyclists; HOV route support, which gives users arrival times based on using high-occupancy-vehicle lanes; and a Talk to Waze feature, which lets users get directions using their voice.

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The Talk to Waze feature gives you the power to command the Waze app with only your voice and two magic words: "OK Waze." You can now initiate your drive, get a preview of the route ahead, send reports, and add a pit stop all by using your voice. The app needs to be open for the feature to work.

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To enable "OK Waze" on your phone, go to Settings, Sound & voice, Talk to Waze, and swipe "Say OK Waze."

Talk to Waze is currently only available for English-speaking users in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and New Zealand, but will be rolling out in more languages soon.

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